McDonald’s Changes the Life of One Lucky Winner
Marcia Schroeder of Sheboygan, Wisconsin
landed on Boardwalk and Park Place to win the $1 million dollar cash prize
from the MONOPOLY® Best Chance Game 2.0 at McDonald’s® (NYSE: MCD)
promotion. Schroeder won on October 17, by collecting the two sought after
game pieces affixed to the package of a hash brown she purchased at the
drive-thru window of a McDonald’s restaurant in Sheboygan, Wisc.
Marcia was home, getting ready to enjoy her McDonald’s breakfast when she
stopped to pull off the Monopoly game tabs from the hash brown. After
peeling Park Place, she was disappointed because she already had the
property. Then she peeled the second tab to reveal Boardwalk. “I was
immediately in shock, dropped my hash brown and exclaimed, I WON,” said
A long time customer of McDonald’s, Schroeder has played Monopoly every
year from its inception. “I have always loved playing MONOPOLY at
McDonald’s and can’t believe this happened to me,” said Schroeder.
Schroeder plans to use a portion of her winnings to purchase a new house
for her family. The day she won, Schroeder and her husband were going to
look at houses and stopped home to eat their McDonald’s meals before
There is still time to win other great prizes playing MONOPOLY. Join the
two million other lucky winners who have won through the online game. The
MONOPOLY promotion runs thru November 8 or while supplies last, at
participating McDonald’s nationwide.
For a second year, McDonald’s in association with Best Buy is offering
McDonald’s guests a chance to win a variety of high-quality prizes,
including: customized 2004 Honda Civic EXs, MP3/PDA Handhelds, Delphi XM
Satellite Radios, XBox Video Systems with Games, Mini DV Camcorders, Gary
Fisher Bikes and Garmin GPS Systems, High Definition LCD televisions, Home
Entertainment Systems, outdoor adventure trips, $50,000 in cash prizes and
thousands of McDonald’s food prizes.
This year’s MONOPOLY® Best Chance Game 2.0 at McDonald’s® offers four
ways for customers to play and win:
1. Best Buy Bucks — Peel a Best Buy(TM) Chance Game Piece from a large
fry carton or Chicken Selects® package for a guaranteed instant
win in increments of $1 – $5000. Redeemable only at Best Buy stores or at
2. Collect & Win — Collect MONOPOLY game properties of the same color
that completes the property sequence. Receive two traditional MONOPOLY
game pieces on hash browns, medium and large soft drinks; receive two
traditional MONOPOLY Game Pieces plus a Best Buy Chance
Game Piece on large fry cartons and 3, 5 & 10 piece Chicken Selects
or by sending in a self-addressed stamped envelope for a No Purchase or an
alternate means of entry opportunity.
3. Instant Win — Peel off a MONOPOLY game piece and reveal an Instant-
4. Online (NEW) — Go online at www.playatmcd.com. Customers have a
chance to win cool electronic and downloadable prizes online by accessing
a code located on the back of MONOPOLY game pieces, logging on to the
MONOPOLY promotional web page and entering the access code to determine if
they are a winner.
McDonald’s is the leading global foodservice retailer with more than 30,000
restaurants serving nearly 47 million people in more than 120 countries
each day. Approximately 80 percent of McDonald’s restaurants worldwide are
owned and operated by independent, local businessmen and women. For
nutritional information, please visit www.mcdonalds.com.
MONOPOLY: ®, (TM) & ©2004Hasbro
©2004 McDonald’s Corporation
©2004 Best Buy. All Rights Reserved. Best Buy, BestBuy.com, Best Buy
Bucks, and the tag design are marks of Best Buy.
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